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Flygility is a dog sport that mixes elements of agility and flyball. As in flyball the dog is sent to fetch a ball from a flyball machine and returns the ball to the handler. The dogs may start this sport from the age of 12 months.
Courses can be longer than in flyball, 30 metres from start line to the box, and use agility obstacles.

 Friday Evenings

6.20pm

 

 Arrive promptly and help put the gear out - dogs may run loose at this time to stretch their legs and toilet, but must be able to be recalled on command.

 6.30pm

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
Lessons begin, all dogs should now be on lead and under control.

Basic lessons will be given in teaching your dog how to trigger the flybox, introducing jumps and successful recall and grip on the tennis ball.

There will be a gradual introduction of longer courses and an emphasis on steady training that the dog understands and retains.

 7.30pm
 
Equipment used by junior handlers is returned to the sheds and the more senior handlers can now work their dogs - junior handlers are more than welcome to observe and learn.

 

 
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Once a month, we have LINK, a monthly course that is timed and results submitted to NALA - this may have a slightly disruptive effect on lessons for junior handlers, but is valuable to watch and see what your dogs will be aspiring to!

 

Flygility commences 3rd February 2017

 

 

 E-mail - norwestenrollments@gmail.com

 

Photos   from Norwest Flygility Tournament October 2009 

 Useful Hints, Tips and Other Stuff

  • If you are interested in joining a Yahoo discussion group, you can do so by going to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Flygility and click on “JOIN THIS GROUP”.
  • Remember that dogs are individuals and a method of training that may work with one dog, may not necessarily work with yours.  By learning flygility with your dog, you will bond with him/her and discover what exactly makes your dog tick.
  • Flygility is a highly intensive sport that can be exhausting to novice dogs.  Training sessions should be short and sweet.  Try to end on a positive note and be aware that a tired dog doesn’t learn and certainly won’t be enjoying itself.
  • Dogs are sensitive creatures and deserve to be treated with respect.  We encourage handlers not to say “no” to their dogs as flygility is meant to be fun.  Most errors are handler errors and are not down to the dog.
  • Competitions are regularly held around the country and we encourage our members to attend these.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t win a ribbon, every heat won is another point to your dog’s total.  Car pools are often arranged to split petrol costs.


Last updated: 08-May-17

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